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GUERREIRO, Fernao. Relaçam annual das cosas que fizeram os padres da Companhia de Iesus na India, & Japão nos annos de 600. & 601, & do processo da conversão…tirada das cartas geraes que de la vierão pello padre Fernão Guerreiro. Evora, Manoel de Lyra, 1603.

Rare first edition and the first and rarest of this series of Portuguese-language reports from missions overseas, with a decided emphasis on Asia.
$22,000


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THE FIRST FRENCH EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE EAST INDIES


MARTIN, François, de VITRÉ. Description du premier voyage faict aux Indes Orientales par les François en l’An 1603. [including separate title pages for the Description et Remarque de quelques animaux, episceries, drogues… and the Traicte du Scurbut]. . Paris, Laurens Sonnius, 1604.

Extremely rare first edition of the first French account of the East Indies to appear in print (cf. Lach & van Kley, III: 373), here in an impeccable copy bound in contemporary vellum.
$50,000


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FIRST PRACTICAL TREATISE ON NAVIGATION
WITH A MAP OF THE NEW WORLD


MEDINA, Pedro de. Arte de navegar, en que se contienen todas las reglas, declaraciones, secretos, y avisos, q(ue) a la buena navegacio(n) son necessarios… . Valladolid, Francisco Fernandez de Cordova, 1 Oct. 1545.

A fresh, un-pressed example of the first edition of Pedro de Medina’s (1493-1567) renowned and very rare Arte de Navegar (1545), an early instructional manual for those voyaging to the New World and a work considered to be the first treatise to give reliable information on the navigation of American waters. The volume is finely illustrated with woodcut maps and diagrams. The full-page map of the ‘Nuevo Mundo’ shows the Atlantic coast of North America including Florida and the lands around the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Central America, and north coast of South America, and the west coast of Europe and Africa.
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ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE
OF AN EARLY WUNDERKAMMER
WITH DEPICTIONS OF NUMEROUS AMERICAN ITEMS
RARE COMPLETE ISSUE
WITH EXTENSIVE HISTORICAL APPENDIX


OLEARIUS, Adam. Gottorffische Kunst-Kammer, worinnen allerhand ungemeine Sachen, so theils die Natur, theils künstlische Hände hervor gebracht und bereitet …. Schleswig, Gottfriedt Schultzen, 1674.

Rare 1674 (second) augmented edition of the illustrated catalogue of the renowned Wunderkammer of Friedrich III, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (1597-1659), housed at Gottorp Castle. The volume was authored by the collection’s curator and librarian, the noted mathematician, geographer, diplomat and traveler Adam Olearius (1603-1671). The collection housed several objects from the New World.
$9,000


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PORCACCHI, Thomaso. L'isole piu famose del Mondo. Venice, Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1590.

Excellent enlarged edition of one of the most beautifully engraved Italian island books of the sixteenth century.
$8,500


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